A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.

Jack Kerouac, On the Road
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To be someone’s best friend requires a minimum investment of time. More than that, though, it takes emotional energy. Caring about someone deeply is exhausting.

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
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Life is paradoxical, but I believe that I could also be the same person I am today, if life would have cut me with happiness instead of pain.

HaidjiSuicide Game
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You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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It’s hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart.

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
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I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

Claude Monet (via claudemonet-art)
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No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.

J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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I was a smart-ass, born and raised. This had been my curse and would continue to be so.

David Sedaris, Naked
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minestra riscaldata
[mee-nes-trah rees-kal-dah-tah]

(noun) This wonderful Italian idiom redefines the meaning of comfort. It is generally used to describe a phase of a romantic relationship, the post break-up reunion. Minestra riscaldata is an indication of something that has gone wrong once, but you return knowing it won’t be as “good” or “exciting” as the initiation. For example, returning with an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend for a second or third time. The literal definition, warmed up soup depicts this sentiment well. Heating up your soup will not taste better than when it was first served. It is still delicious, and you find comfort in it, so you choose nothing new to try. Are you catching our drift here? Getting back together with your former flame will never taste as delicious as the first time, you return for its comfort; it is what you know. It is hard to ignore a food analogy that begins in the heart! 

  • literally: re-heated/warmed up soup
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If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not, I do not care.

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
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En amour, écrire est dangereux, sans compter que c’est inutile.

Alexandre Dumas FilsLe Demi-Monde

  • Translation: In love, writing is dangerous, not to mention pointless.”
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Home is where your loved ones are.

A. Abraham (via wnq-writers)
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